My entry for Spring 2013:
Name: Random Containment
Finished : ~68"square
Category: Throw quilt
I had done a tutorial on random piecing for the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild and then wondered what to do with the product. I ordered up some Kona Ash and decided to let my random pieces all where they may, so to speak. To give the centre a little something, I improv pieced all the scraps. The result is that this quilt ended up with less than a full handful of trimmings and scraps leftover! Yay!
I wanted this piece to embrace "modern"as much as possible so I went with very dense quilting using 40w orange thread and mostly organic straight lines. I figured that the irregularity of the straight-ish lines would add more texture than pin-straight. And I'd be less likely to tear my hair out trying to achieve pin-straight.
The back is pieced entirely with scraps and stash.
|Oops! This was before the label went on...|
|The early stages...|
It's also a challenge to get things done on a deadline when the sun is finally shining and your sewing space is wee.
And just a reminder.... Check the back of your work frequently. Trust me. Ripping ten 68" lines.... not terribly fun. Picking up tiny threads from ripping ten 68" lines - even less fun. Thank heavens for lint brushes!
Thanks for stopping by! Thank you, too, to Amy and the wonderful sponsors of this festival. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :-)
Previous Entries by me:
Hi Carly! This is fantastic quilt! Orange and purple are unusual but great couple! Wow, that quilting! Backing is also wonderful! x TejeReplyDelete
PS. I found your blog when you entered first time.
Love, love, love! Great quilt Carly!ReplyDelete
I love these colors, fabrics and design layout. I also like the pieced backing and the straight line quilting in the orange thread. Well done! Thanks for sharing on QBF ... :) PatReplyDelete
I know you rock at improv! You are so amazing and so inspirational!ReplyDelete
This is great! I am a big fan of purple and orange together and yours looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Yay! I knew you would have a gorgeous entry. I found your blog through one of the quilt festivals as it is. Love the whole quilt, and especially that middle block. Great colours!!ReplyDelete
I love it!! I am working on some straight line quilting too and let me just say, you are awesome! Even if you had to unpick a bunch, your lines are amazing. It is hard to wrangle quilts under our machines and then sew a zillion lines. My hat is off to you. It is just lovely!ReplyDelete
Reallly cool Carly (and you just had to get a hockey plug in there, right? hahahaha) And can I say how much I adore those hedgehogs. Super cute!ReplyDelete
Muito linda! sua improvisação ficou ótima! Deve ser muito difícil costurar algo tão grande!Parabéns!ReplyDelete
Nice! Love the purple and grey and the orange quilting.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my "Joy/Love" Quilt.
Very nice. Good luck!ReplyDelete
This is wonderful quilt. I like the perfect balance between the piecing and the kona ash. Your quilting lines are excellent and impressive in orange!! Love your backing too.ReplyDelete
That's a great quilt - I love the color palette! And I've totally done to the back way too many times!ReplyDelete
Love the color and the quilting! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
The modern look along with the contrasting colors makes for a wonderful quilt. Straight lines - wow, talk about patience as well!ReplyDelete
Love it, Carly! It's tres hip ... and beautiful, too!ReplyDelete
Love it! The straight-line quilting looks great!ReplyDelete
This is so cool, it takes my breath away. As in anxiety!ReplyDelete
Your quilts just push right up against my comfort level. Why is that? Is that intentional? LOL!
Love, love, love the quilting, I just can't imagine doing it and having it come out so perfect. Very, very coo, Carly, you've outdone yourselfl!
So love the organic quilting and your colours are fantastic, great work!ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful quilt. It has come together so well. Lots of hours in that quilting!!ReplyDelete
I remember when you did the tutorial, Carly. The quilt turned out so awesome! I love love the quilting!!!ReplyDelete
I love this improv and I really like your quilting too :)ReplyDelete
Ooh love it! That quilting looks amazing! Seriously great quilt Carly.ReplyDelete
Very spectacular, i love this:)))ReplyDelete
Love the colour, love the quilting!!! So awesome!ReplyDelete
Always such a good read Carly. Your quilting is beautiful and I know how long that takes. On my last quilt, I quilted the top corner to the back. Bummer. Enjoy the festivalReplyDelete
very nice quilt. thank you for showing your process, it's fun to see. And I recognize that struggle with the bunching on the back. Have you tried spray basting? I've never gone back to pins. I love your negative space. What gray is that? and your choice of quilting thread is fun too.ReplyDelete
I really love the scrappiness of this quilt. The colors all play so nicely together. You did a beautiful job.ReplyDelete
This is a fabulous quilt. I like you you explained your process if making it tooReplyDelete
Love the composition and the quilting is amazing. Great job!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I love purple, but would never pair it with orange. However, your quilt looks great, the quilting helps tie everything together, and the neutrals help balance the bright colors.ReplyDelete
your quilt is beautiful. I feel for you having to unpick so many rows, what a nuisance - at least it wasn't white thread on white. Did you use alternate direction for each new quilting row?ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! Love the colors, the randomness in the center, the orange straight-line quilting (and the hedgehog print on the back!). Really cool!ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful quilt. The composition and the color selections are just perfect.ReplyDelete
Love the straight line quilting and using the orange thread-wow!!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful! These blocks remind me of Jacquie Gering's work - fun and fabulous improv! And, her fav color is orange. :)ReplyDelete
Mi piace tantissimo!ReplyDelete
Love the quilting and the central improv piece. Well done.ReplyDelete
Hi, Carly. The random certainly gives interesting design options. Lovely fabrics you used and the quilting is perfect--so effective. You prove that it's not a quilt until it's quilted! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting.ReplyDelete
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Lovely quilting. Did it take you long? (apart from the unpicking) I love the colours too.ReplyDelete
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This is a great modern quilt - love the use of the 'ash' as a background. I'm keen on the organic quilting. Did you swap which end you started at?ReplyDelete
Once again a great quilt. I remember your entry last year. It was great.ReplyDelete
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This is fantastic, Carly! I love everything about this quilt -- the colours, the layout, the quilting! LOVE it!ReplyDelete
I love it. Your Randomness(such a word) is what pulled me into the quilt. Love the colors also. Great jobReplyDelete
Fabulous! The randomness in piecing is something that always makes a quilt more interesting, in my opinion. ;o) I love it! You've given me a whole new appreciation of the colour (can you tell I'm also Canadian? ;o) purple. Looks smashing with pops of orange and set into Kona Ash. Wow. It's eye candy!ReplyDelete
I love it - the central block is incredible!ReplyDelete
loving purple and improv right now ...this is fantastic!xoxoReplyDelete
The negative space from the Kona Ash really makes the rest of the quilt pop, I'm so impressed!ReplyDelete
Great finish!! I love the hedgehog fabric!! :)ReplyDelete
Great quilt! I love how it fits together, and it would be lovely to be able to use such a great quilt. THe purples are so nice together!ReplyDelete
Love the random improvviness of this, oh, and that you did it while watching the hockey :oDReplyDelete
A beautiful modern quilt. Love how you quilted it!ReplyDelete
Wow is this a beauty! I love the quilting and would never have guessed that you didn't mark them with a ruler.ReplyDelete
The orange and purple together are terrific! Nice job!
Love the colours! Just visiting from Shari's blog and was intrigued by the name of your blog :-)ReplyDelete
Such a pretty finish, Carly, after seeing that wonderful random piecing tutorial you did. The quilt colors are great, and your straight line quilting is so nice. I can tell you spent a lot of time doing it. I've just discovered (used for the first time) 505 basting spray, and may never go back to pin-basting again, unless it's necessary. So much more freedom for FMQing without having to stop to unpin pins. Thanks for sharing your finish. It's just great.ReplyDelete
I just love the playfulness in your quilt! Random, but not. Lots to keep the eye happy. And that hedgehog fabric - too cute!!!! My granddaughter would faint with pleasure if she saw that :*)ReplyDelete
Love the colors in this quilt and the random piecing is so fun. This is really a perfect way to use up colorful scraps. And the straight line quilting looks so good.ReplyDelete
Kona Ash is one of my favorites! I really love the straight line quilting on this. I too have had to rip out quilting like this and it is not fun... It seems like straight lines should be easier than they are!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. Love the use of colour, and the straight line quilting is perfect for this quilt!ReplyDelete
I love the floating effect of these blocks! Such a lovely quilt! :)ReplyDelete
I have been LOVING purple lately, which is odd because it has never been a favorite color of mine. But I am glad to see it in your quilt with the gray and orange - such an awesome color combination!ReplyDelete
Love the colors and your quilting! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love the abstract-ness of it, and the red/orange thrown in!ReplyDelete
Great finish! Your colors are wonderful.:)ReplyDelete
love the colors, isn't it a wonder what thread does for quilting? Yours is really lovely.ReplyDelete
I love it! My brain sees something different everytime I look at the improv blocks, from a map of the world to blobs of spilled jam. Two questions: what does the quilt feel like once it's so densely quilted? and, what do you use the spoon for during basting? :)ReplyDelete
What an awesome quilt! I love how organically it came together. I feel like I need to embrace randomness a bit more in my projects if this is the kind of result I could achieve. Question: What are you using there to hold the quilt in a roll while you are doing the actual quilting? I need whatever that is!ReplyDelete
Well done! I'm in awe of your straight-line quilting Isn't it the WORST when you discover puckers. such a time suck. But a beautiful result!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning quilt! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a great quilt! And I really enjoyed your improv tutorial too. That's a great way to start playing with it. The quilting looks fab! I never would have thought to use orange thread - love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!
All those quilting lines look really good!ReplyDelete
I just love the colours you used for this quilt.ReplyDelete
That's a stunning quilt, I love those ombré fabrics in the mix, and the quilting sure took some dedication, well done!ReplyDelete
Seriously gorgeous! I love the colors. You did a great job. :)ReplyDelete
Love the purple and grey! What a great combo of fabrics.ReplyDelete
un choix de couleurs peu communes et un résultat époustouflant ,félicitationsReplyDelete
How stunning! I love the look of this quilt!ReplyDelete
Love the fabrics and the quilting on the quilt. I have sewn folds into the back of a quilt before, but I was free motion quilting bubbles. Taking the time to pick out all that thread is annoying to say the least. Stunning quilt.ReplyDelete
This quilt looks awesome! Great way to use up all the scraps!ReplyDelete
Going forward I'm doing this with my quilts as well.
Oh, picking up quilting definitely not fun!
Your final product looks awesome though!
Fantastic. I love it. I especially love the linear quilting.ReplyDelete
It's really lovely! Purple is something that I struggle to embrace, as well!ReplyDelete
Really pretty! I love the purple with the orange. Not a color combo I use but definitely looks great.ReplyDelete
Love the colors in this quilt! I think the quilting looks great as well! Good work!ReplyDelete
That combination of color is striking. Everything is so orderly then the disorder in the middle. I love the way it works. Well done!!ReplyDelete
I can't believe I haven't commented on this yet! I love this so much!ReplyDelete
1. Hand over the hedgehogs - pretty pleeeeease!!! They are too awesome. 2. The piece in the middle of your quilt - the large purple tie dyed looking one - I am in love with this. It totally draws me in. 3. Who are you cheering for?ReplyDelete
Absolutely love this quilt. The hedgehog fabric is adorable. And I love that you quilted it in orange!ReplyDelete
Orange and purple, complimentary colours, how very citric/sugar of you! I think the orange thread was a bold and inspired choice. I'd like to see more boldness in quilts at the moment, and this hints at that. Great work!ReplyDelete
This is awesome .... I would like for you to stop, you're very clever :-)ReplyDelete